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Old 06-13-2017, 03:17 AM   #1
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Best way to convert PDF to HTML preserving its content

What is the process to convert a PDF to HTML while preserving images, text, charts, formula, vector drawings and the layout? I have tried multiple tools but with no luck.

My requirement is to convert a PDF to HTML and then to epub. I have tried a number of conversion tool to convert a PDF to HTML but most of them not preserving the format, font, css or images in renderd HTML as we expect.

Is there any best possible way to convert PDF to html where we get expected result.
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:57 PM   #4
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What is the process to convert a PDF to HTML while preserving images, text, charts, formula, vector drawings and the layout?
Get the original text, with images, charts etc. and export that to HTML.
If you don't have the original text:
* Screenshot the original images;
* Clean up the images;
* Type the text in HTML;
* Use the appropriate links to the image;
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What is the process to convert a PDF to HTML while preserving images, text, charts, formula, vector drawings and the layout? I have tried multiple tools but with no luck.

My requirement is to convert a PDF to HTML and then to epub. I have tried a number of conversion tool to convert a PDF to HTML but most of them not preserving the format, font, css or images in renderd HTML as we expect.

Is there any best possible way to convert PDF to html where we get expected result.
In a word - No.

A given tool may do a better job on a given PDF than other tools. But unless its a very simple document, you'll always have to do some editing of the output.

I convert quite a lot of PDF's to EPUB. But I'm I not willing to the expend the effort to convert complex PDF's. That is, those have lots of embedded images, diagrams, sidebars, fonts, infographics, equations, tables, etc. It can take days to get something that is only just OK.

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